Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
That was a fairly civil discussion.
Then came the brawls:
First, Donald Trump and Jeb Bush went after each other. Then Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio got into their own shouting match, which even devolved into barbs about who can speak Spanish.
Then it was back to Trump v. Bush for Round Two. Next up: Trump v. Cruz.
John Kasich tried to stand above the fray.
The 2016 presidential candidates Saturday reacted with surprise and sadness to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, with some of the GOP contenders also urging President Obama to hold off on nominating a successor.
Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Washington confirmed Scalia's death at a private residence in the Big Bend area of West Texas. Spokeswoman Donna Sellers said Scalia had retired the previous evening and was found dead Saturday morning after he did not appear for breakfast.
Scalia was the longest-serving current justice on the High Court, having been appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. The married father of nine was also the first Italian-American on the court.
His death sets up a likely ideological showdown during a presidential election year as President Barack Obama vowed to nominate a successor to the justice during the remainder of his White House term.
"I plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time," Obama said in brief remarks Saturday evening.
The succession issue came up in a GOP presidential debate later Saturday that began with a moment of silence for Scalia. Candidates either said that Obama should wait for the next president to make a nomination or called on the Senate to hold off on confirmation — "delay, delay, delay," as Donald Trump put it.
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Family, friends and an entire community mourned a 12-year-old Norristown, Pennsylvania, boy who died while trying to save his father from a house fire.
A memorial service for 12-year-old Sanford Harling, III was held late Saturday morning at the Christian Network Outreach, United Church of Christ in Norristown.
Harling died in a fire at his home back on February 5. Harling and his family were inside when the fire started on the first floor of the twin home. Flames quickly spread to the second floor and were so intense that windows burst. While Sanford escaped, he realized that his father, who was recovering from a recent surgery, hadn’t made it out. The boy ran back into the home but never returned, family members said.
A video that Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine filmed of a confrontation he had with a Federal Express driver who was double parked is gaining attention online.
Double parked delivery trucks are one of the mayor's pet peeves so when he spotted one Thursday, he took matters into his own hands.
"Hey, so let me ask you a question, what’s the reason you have your FedEx truck parked in the middle of our most busy road?" Levine said to the driver in the video that he posted to Facebook.
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The death of Justice Antonin Scalia has set up an important, controversial question: Should President Obama, in his last 10 months in office, be allowed to appoint a justice who would likely create a liberal majority on the Supreme Court?
The Supreme Court has long been divided between five justices appointed by Republicans and four by Democrats.
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Speed dating or video interaction is much more effective than photos in an online profile when someone's looking for love, some experts have concluded.
University of Texas evolutionary psychology researchers Lucy Hunt and Paul Eastwick found that prospective mates might easily dismiss a photo, but get "an authentic picture" from speed dating and video, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
With an icy blast of arctic air set to sweep the Northeast this Valentine's Day weekend, millions are bracing for what forecasters warned could be the coldest temperatures in over a decade.
The polar vortex is expected to send temperatures plunging into single digits. Wind and other factors will translate to 10-20 degrees Fahrenheit lower then the actual temperatures at times, according Alex Sosnowski, senior meteorologist at Accuweather.com.
The frosty air will be hazardous for those spending time outdoors. Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, hypothermia and frostbite.
Click through for 10 cold weather safety tips to help protect you and your family this winter season.
President Barack Obama said he would nominate a successor following Justice Antonin Scalia's death at 79 on Saturday.
Obama read a statement praising the influential conservative Supreme Court Justice as "one of the towering legal figures of our time," but went on to say he'd fulfill his constitutional responsibilities and nominate a successor in "due time."
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With a cartoony name like "Ace," this service dog seemed destined to one day meet his Disney hero, Pluto.
Ace got to pay a visit to his canine idol while on a training outing to Disneyland, according to Guide Dogs of America volunteer Sandy Steinblums, the Today show reported.
The result? Probably the cutest thing we've seen this week. The young pup can barely contain his excitement as he nuzzles with Mickey Mouse's famous pooch.
"This puppy is one I raised (as a volunteer) for Guide Dogs of America," Steinblums wrote. "He is training to be a guide dog for the blind. We went to Disneyland for a few hours as a socialization experience — what you didn't see after the 14-15 seconds video where he settled in a down was his down/stay for a few minutes while Pluto tried to break his stay."
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Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.
The debate was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before the candidates took the stage. Among the contenders, only Jeb Bush said Obama had "every right" to nominate a justice during his final year in office.
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